Enthusiasm Gap? Obama Campaign Ends How it Started, In a Half-Empty Ohio Arena

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When we say that Obama has an enthusiasm problem, we mean it.  In May, President Obama kicked off his campaign in a half-empty arena.  Breitbart has the pic…

Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state.  A photoposted to twitter by Mitt Romney’s campaign spokesman Ryan Williams reveals sparse attendance.  The above image, according to Williams, was taken during the President’s first official campaign speech.  

According to the Toledo Blade, the venue for Obama’s rally seats 20,000 but “there were a lot of empty seats.” Comparatively, Obama drew a crowd of 35,000 at Ohio State when he campaigned for former Governor Ted Strickland in 2010.

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The official Barack Obama Tumblr boasts a figure from ThinkProgress that 14,000 attended the event–70% of the stadium’s seating capacity.

Yesterday, Obama ended his campaign in Ohio-in another half-empty arena.  Breitbart has the coverage of that event as well…

President Obama’s big rally tonight turned out to be just like his first, opening salvo of the 2012 campaign: a half-empty arena in Ohio. According to RealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy, there were “empty seats scattered around the upper-level of Nationwide Arena … Four years ago, after all, Obama was easily filling venues larger than that …” The event even featured Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z, and Obama still couldn’t fill it out.

Um, if that doesn’t spell “enthusiasm problem,” I don’t know what does. The campaign is a sham, dead before it started.  Only the MSM, with increasing levels of oversampling, can even make it look close.

And just remember, you DIDN’T see this on the MSM.

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Elizabeth Warren Rally, No One Shows Up

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We’ve been talking about the enthusiasm problem that the Democrats are facing.  While Romney/Ryan events turn away thousands, Democratic events are smaller, and shrinking by the day.  The latest example comes from the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, where Elizabeth Warren held a rally, and no one seemed to show up.

But, this isn’t simply a story about the growing enthusiasm.  No, it’s also about the media bias that hides the enthusiasm gap.  Legal Insurrection has the  pic and video.  First up, the media coverage of the event…

Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty and five former mayors of the city gathered in front of City Hall to formally endorse Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday morning.

Former Mayors Joseph O’Brien, Former Mayor and currently Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined former Mayors Joseph O’Brien, John Anderson, and Paul Mullaney to echo Petty’s support for Warren in her bid to unseat Republican Senator Scott Brown. Former Mayor Ray Mariano did not attend the event, but signed on to the endorsement of Warren.

And no where in the article mentions what appears, or failed to appear at the event-namely attendees.  Here is a video taken at the rally…

Again, the Democrats are running on slightly less than empty.  If I were a sarcastic man, and I am, I would suggest that voter fraud will account for most the the Democratic vote next week.

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